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The Resthaven Difference

Our Purpose

Since 1961, we have been honored to deliver healing experiences to the Frederick community. We exist to serve the unique needs of every family. Learn our story. Lean on us. And let our expertise lead you through the best experience possible.

Words we live by
respect
empathy
honor
patience
comfort
integrity
collaborative
serenity
attention to every detail
support
courage
healing experiences
professionalism
experience
compassion
accountability
knowledge
calm
respect
empathy
honor
patience
comfort
integrity
collaborative
serenity
attention to every detail
support
courage
healing experiences
professionalism
experience
compassion
accountability
knowledge
calm
calm
knowledge
accountability
compassion
experience
professionalism
healing experiences
courage
support
attention to every detail
serenity
collaborative
integrity
comfort
patience
honor
empathy
respect
calm
knowledge
accountability
compassion
experience
professionalism
healing experiences
courage
support
attention to every detail
serenity
collaborative
integrity
comfort
patience
honor
empathy
respect
Our Family is here for yours

Our pledge

What we stand for

We’re here to give you care and comfort as we help guide you through the planning journey.

Care
We treat you and your loved one as if you were our part of our own family, providing the support and serenity you need.
Comfort
We go the extra mile to ensure that families are given the compassion they so desperately need during this time.
Plan
We are your trusted guide in times of immediate need, as well as when you're ready to make plans for the future.
History & Staff

Our Story

Learn the legacy

We've learned a lot about caring for families over the years. We realize that we aren't just caring for a loved one, but the entire family. People come to us during their most difficult times, and we respond with kindness, understanding and expertise. Our goal is to make everyone feel at home as we work with them to create a memorable service in honor of a beautiful life.

1961

Resthaven was established in 1961 as the first multi-faith, non-sectarian cemetery serving Frederick and Montgomery counties. At that time, Resthaven encompassed a little more than 25 acres.

1971

In 1971, noting the great liability to Maryland's taxpayers for veterans' cemeteries, Resthaven created our first veterans garden, the Veterans Garden of Honor. This garden was personally dedicated by the former secretary of the Navy, the Honorable J. William Middendorf III. In the center is a unique and beautiful sculpture of the legendary Phoenix, a legendary symbol of eternal life.

1974

Resthaven Memorial Gardens introduced the Petland garden in 1974, after many of our property owners expressed dismay that there were no satisfactory options concerning final arrangements for their pets.

1976

Resthaven began construction on its first Outdoor Mausoleum in 1976. Rainbow Granite, known for its elaborate colors, was chosen for this beautiful structure. This exclusive granite is so desirable that it is rarely used in such structures today. The Garden Mausoleum features a courtyard setting in the center, which is under shelter, and is often used for committal and memorial services. 

1986

Resthaven was also the first in our area to offer onsite cremation in 1986. As cremation became more requested amongst families we served, we added our pet crematory as well.

2000

In 2000 Resthaven completed the construction of central Maryland’s most elaborate Indoor Chapel Mausoleum. Built with marble hand picked from Carrerra Italy, and featuring exclusive works from famous local artists, our chapel provides a beautiful, climate controlled sanctuary for visitation and reflection. 

2001

Resthaven Funeral Services began in 2001 with the mission of providing unique and affordable services for persons of all faiths, using any cemetery, as well as secular life celebrations and ceremonies with Military honors.

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Resthaven by the numbers

100K+

Legacies Honored

61

Years in Business

3M+

Moments Remembered

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Why Us

We illuminate paths to peace with personalized ceremonies and memorial tributes that honor your loved one.

Memorable Tributes
Full-Service Arrangements
We proudly provide both funeral and cemetery arrangements to make the process seamless and customized to your needs.
Online Funerals
We've adapted our services to make it easier for friends and family to participate from home. Please call us at (301) 732-7274 talk through your options.
24/7/365 Care
For generations we have stood by our commitment to caring for our community. We're here for you anytime you need us.
Virtual Appointments
All arrangements can now be made remotely. We'll work together however you feel comfortable, whether it's by phone, video conference or email.
Testimonials

What Families Are Saying

Real Stories from Real People

The staff at Resthaven were professional and extremely helpful during this difficult time. I couldn't have found a better place for my parents.

Ann Gordon 5 stars

I would like Thank Resthaven for their assistance of Laying Our Beloved One to rest. a Special Thank you to Jessica , Tyler and Mickey for their Professionalism, it brought great peace and comfort to our Family that all the services went as planned. Thank you again...

Allen Krenzer 5 stars

John and his team were great to work with my mother in laws viewing and funeral. They made it so easy and seamless. Thank You for everything the Kolb will ever so great full.

Sabrina Butler 5 stars

Thank you to Kellen Strosnider and all the staff at Resthaven for putting together a beautiful funeral service for my daughter. I told Kellen what I wanted and she made it happen. When I was numb with grief, she was truly a blessing. Thank you all.

Cindy Norris 5 stars

Thank you Resthaven for your help and support. I am grateful for a positive experience during a very hard time.

Anne “Annie” Idoni 5 stars

Very nice folks. Very helpful and pleasant to deal with. Nice facilities also.

Donald Boller 5 stars
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We offer a healthy work/life balance and invite ideas and innovation. Resthaven Funeral Home & Memorial Gardens is where our team members' purpose and passion unite.

Why Plan Ahead?

Plan for the future, today.
By planning your funeral, you can make sure your life is celebrated the way you want, and give your loved ones the peace-of-mind they need when the time comes.
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